Mood swings, self-confidence, sass, peer pressure, distancing, and independence-seeking. What is the common denominator? The teen years. In our second year of raising a teen, I cringe at how our teen reminds me of myself. Ouch! Sorry, Mom and Dad!...
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I Am Tired

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I am an Aries. I am determined, ambitious, high-energy, yet easygoing. But mostly, I’m an impulsive “yes” girl. In my life at home, as a professional, and even with my kids, there is not much I say no to...
Living with babies and toddlers can be overwhelming when you constantly worry about feeding, napping, changing, and chasing them around. Mommy (or Daddy) and Me classes can be a great source of enrichment for the little ones and a...
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Play Time: The Last Mile

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As anyone with kids knows, changes can come slowly, and changes can come fast. Suddenly, your child grows assertive and refuses pants. Suddenly, there is a fever, and the world comes to a halt. Slowly, their teeth come in, and...
I haven't exactly been quiet the past few months about getting divorced last year. It was initially challenging to discuss in a forum as public as this one, but now that I'm moving out of that phase and fully...
“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse, including big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms, and busy highways. It covers a large geographic...
Sitting here, sipping on my iced coffee, I am overwhelmed with a whirlwind of emotions. You see, I registered my youngest child for kindergarten last month, marking the end of an era in my life. As I prepare to send...
It's amazing how far technology has come, especially in the world of photography. With most of our photographs in digital format, it's easy to stockpile hundreds, if not thousands, of images without an idea of how to maintain them. As...
As recently as one month ago, the most common words our kids uttered between 8 and 9 p.m. were “one more.” One more snack, one more story. One more snuggle, one more glass of water. And the most terrifying...
Summer might be a few months away, but it’s that time of year when moms need to start thinking about summer plans. Any experienced mom knows that to stay sane during summer break; you must put those kiddos in...

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Living with babies and toddlers can be overwhelming when you constantly worry about feeding, napping, changing, and chasing them around. Mommy (or Daddy) and...
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